Peter G. Decker Jr. was in many ways larger than life, with an infectious, outgoing personality and a heart to match. He would walk the streets of downtown saying, ‘Who loves you, baby,’ hugging and kissing friends and strangers.
One of seven siblings of immigrants from Lebanon, he grew up in poverty in Lamberts Point. His childhood instilled a deep desire to succeed. He worked his way through Old Dominion University and law school by singing. By his late 20s, he had developed a reputation as one of the region’s best attorneys.